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  • AB Charitable Trust – Migrants and Refugees – next deadline 30 October 2022
    8 August 2022

    The AB Charitable Trust is an independent grant-making organisation, founded in 1990 to champion human dignity and support marginalised and excluded groups. One of their priorities is to support charities working with migrants and refugees. The Trust recognises that charities offer a range of interventions to support people who are migrants, refugees and seeking asylum, while operating ...

  • The Ironmongers’ Company grants – next deadline on 15 December 2022
    8 August 2022

    The Ironmongers’ Company wishes to support projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential. Who can apply? Grants are only given to registered charities. Projects must meet all of the following criteria: For children and young people under the age of 25 who are disadvantaged. Consist of educational activities that develop learning, motivation ...

  • Reading Integration Board (RIB) – Project Fund 2022/23 – Deadline on Wednesday 31 August 2022
    5 August 2022

    Reading Borough Council has identified a Small Project fund, as one of the Better Care Fund schemes, managed by the Reading Integration Board, and will be made available to fund key priority projects to support the Reading Integration Board programme of Work. The Integration Board is inviting applications for funding for activities that prevent crisis, supporting ...

  • Berkshire West Mental health grants for Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee communities 2022-23 – Deadline on Friday 9 September
    3 August 2022

    RVA has been asked to manage a small grants process to deliver wellbeing projects with a focus on inclusion for communities within Berkshire West at risk of experiencing health inequalities. RVA will work in partnership with Volunteer Centre West Berkshire and Involve – Wokingham.   Expressions of interest are welcome and VCOs can apply for a maximum ...

  • Chat, Connect, Befriend – volunteer recruitment campaign
    18 July 2022

    Many Reading people are still not going out through fear of catching Covid-19, even if they have been vaccinated, and may have lost their confidence and previous social connections. A phone call or a visit from someone can make all the difference, and can be the stepping stone for someone to get out and about ...

  • Matthew Good Foundation – Grants for Good, next deadline 15 September 2022
    18 July 2022

    Making a positive difference to communities, people & the environment, Grants for Good is the Foundation’s first fund that invites local charities, voluntary groups or social enterprises that have an average annual income of less than £50,000 to apply for funding. Every three months, they will share £10,000 between 5 shortlisted projects that have a positive impact ...

  • Brighter Futures for Children bitesize briefing – housing support
    8 July 2022

    The One Reading Partnership and Prevention Team are hosting a set of bitesize briefings. This is a new opportunity for anyone working with children, young people and families in Reading to learn more about a range of topics. They are free to attend, via Microsoft Teams. For links, dates and information download a leaflet here. You will ...

  • Guide to summer holiday activities for families
    8 July 2022

    Reading Family Information Service has created a Summer Holiday Activities 2022 page on its website. The page includes links and details of holiday clubs, the Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programme, sports, drama, music and art courses, Reading Children’s Centres and much more that’s happening in Reading. The information will be regularly updated with events running ...

  • Save the date: One Reading Autumn Marketplace
    8 July 2022

    The Brighter Futures for Children Partnership and Prevention team are hosting a marketplace event to showcase some of the incredible opportunities to support children, young people and their families across our partnership in Reading. Partners in education, health, the voluntary sector and early years can learn more about how they can support those they work ...

  • Reading Golders Health Expo Day – 19 July 2022
    7 July 2022

    Join Reading Golders for this free event Grand Matinee performance of the Reading Golders Choir with Julia Titus of Ma Bessie Productions and Hami Cumberbatch Line dancing and seated exercise Along with a health expo: Information on all types of vaccines, including options to ask questions and have the First, Second and booster doses of the Covid-19 vaccine at ...

  • Comic Relief Community Fund – Round 2 opens in August 2022
    7 July 2022

    Round 1 applications are now closed. Round 2 will open for applications in August 2022. Funding is intended to support community-led organisations to deliver change by drawing on the ‘lived experiences’ of people who have experienced the issues being tackled. These issues should align with one of Comic Relief’s four strategic themes: Children Survive and Thrive – ...

  • Meet Thames Valley Police’s Positive Action and Engagement Team
    30 June 2022

    At Thames Valley Police (TVP), we aspire and are working hard towards having a police force that truly reflects the communities we serve. Our region is increasingly diverse and it is important our workforce reflects this, ensuring our officers, staff and volunteers are approachable and relatable to our communities. Our Positive Action and Engagement Team (PAET) ...

  • Thames Valley Police’s Positive Action and Engagement Team, outside The Oracle 1–3 July 2022
    30 June 2022

    Policing is a challenging yet rewarding career It offers opportunity for progression and specialization, plus unrivalled camaraderie and team spirit. Wondering whether a career in policing could be for you? Thames Valley Police’s Positive Action and Engagement team will be in Reading this weekend outside The Oracle, Friday 1 – Sunday 3 July from 10am, eager to ...

  • Community Participatory Action Research online showcase
    23 June 2022

    An online showcase event for the Community Participatory Action Research (CPAR) project took place Thursday 16 June 2022 The CPAR project, which has now come to an end, has been a local partnership investigating the impact of Covid-19 on health inequalities. The partnership between Reading Borough Council (RBC), Reading Community Learning Centre (RCLC), Reading Voluntary Action ...

  • RBC Reading Health Champions and Vaccine Fund 2022 – deadline 8 July 2022 at 5pm
    23 June 2022

    Reading Borough Council has allocated funding for grants to the voluntary and community sector for the period from June 2022 to October 2022 from the ‘Reading Community Health Champions and Vaccine Programme’. Applications for funding can be made online or in person via an informal chat. Face-to-face funding application sessions will take place on: Wednesday 29 June ...

  • Reading Community Health Champions and Vaccine Programme – fund now live
    22 June 2022

    This fund is now live More information here: https://www.reading.gov.uk/leisure/funding/reading-health-champions-and-vaccine-fund-2022/ — Reading Borough Council will be allocating a second round of grants to the voluntary and community sector from mid-June from the ‘Reading Community Health Champions and Vaccine Programme’. The funding is to support local residents disproportionately affected by barriers to vaccination and to address health inequalities. The funding can ...

  • GWR Community Fund – Bidding deadline on 27 June 2022
    20 June 2022

    Great Western Railway’s Community Fund supports projects that have a community benefit or address an area of social need across GWR network and can be completed within one year. They are particularly interested in schemes that increase rail travel, encourage carbon reduction, connect communities, people, and places, support economic growth, promote inclusion and diversity, and educational ...

  • Help to Claim Universal Credit
    14 June 2022

    With more people struggling to keep on top of their household bills, the cost of living crisis and many government support packages linked to benefits, we wanted to remind you of our Help to Claim service. We support people to make an initial claim, from the application to their first payment. This service is available Monday to ...

  • Children Helping Children Event Supporting Local Charities in Reading 28/6 Can you help?
    14 June 2022

    Sport in Mind and Daisy’s Dream are the beneficiaries of an exciting event being organised by a group called Children Helping Children taking place at Reading Hexagon on Tuesday 28th June. It’s a show where local schools across Berkshire will come to sing, dance, act and generally show off their talents to a group of ...

  • Compass’ Voluntary Sector Training
    14 June 2022

    Compass Recovery College are bringing back their free voluntary sector mental health and wellbeing training. These workshops are open access to staff, volunteers and befrienders alike. The goal of this free training is to boost voluntary sector mental health and wellbeing knowledge and help those supporting others to take control of their own mental well-being. Friday ...

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